Perl is a powerful programming language that's regularly used for setting up CGI scripts and different web-based applications. Among its major advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to perform multiple tasks and to extend the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, if five tasks need to be executed, you're able to employ five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for multiple purposes, so many companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is often used along with other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the website hosting that we provide and you will be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will enable you to build a site with all the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not offer. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans include countless Perl modules which you'll be able to employ and you will see the full list in your website hosting account along with the path that you have to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your package does not offer this feature, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.